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Government Spending
January 15, 2020
Summing Up the Jan. 14th Democratic Debate Podcast
Heartland pundits Billy Aouste and Chris Talgo go over the bevy of topics from yesterday's CNN/Des Moines Register debate including trade, health care, environment, and constitutional issues, and of course the Sanders/Warren feud.
Government Spending
January 8, 2020
Twenty-One and You Podcast
Media specialist Billy Aouste and editor and research fellow Chris Talgo discuss recent laws banning activities until the age of 21. These include both smoking and vaping across the nation, and females stripping in Reno, Nevada.
Government Spending
January 1, 2020
Cutting Through Scandanavian Socialism Lies Podcast
Editor and research fellow Chris Talgo discusses the false narrative that countries such as Sweden and Norway are socialist paradises as told by socialist politicians such as Bernie Sanders on The Washington Times program Bold and Blunt with Cheryl Chumle

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Government Spending
April 15, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Robert Lawson joins the podcast to discuss his annual report on Economic Freedom of the World and his forthcoming book, Socialism Sucks.
April 9, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Seth Giertz, senior research fellow with the Colloquium for the Advancement of Free-Enterprise Education, joins the podcast to talk about home prices and property taxes.
April 3, 2019
By Dean B. Stansel, Joe Barnett
Dean Stansel joins the show to discuss his “U.S. Metropolitan Area Economic Freedom Index.” Where are the freest areas in the United States?
March 28, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Lt. Col. Allen B. West, U.S. Army (ret), joins the podcast to talk about Up from Slavery, the autobiography of the founder and president of the Tuskegee Institute.
March 20, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Jonathan M. Bydlak
Jonathan Bydlak, head of the Coalition to Reduce Spending and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, joins the show to discuss
February 25, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Thomas A. Hemphill
Dr. Thomas A. Hemphill joins the show to discuss the growth of the manufacturing sector over the past two years due to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.
February 21, 2019
By Joe Barnett
David Ranson, a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, takes a simpler approach to forecasting, explaining the performance of the economy for his clients, and Heartland listeners.
February 12, 2019
By Joe Barnett
President Trump’s economic policies of tax cuts and deregulation raised the rate of economic growth and reduced unemployment.
January 30, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Adam Andrzejewski, CEO and founder of, speaks of his efforts to fight government corruption and increase transparency.
January 22, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Stan Liebowitz
Stan Liebowitz, a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, applies economic reasoning to state K-12 education systems.